Your artist statement appears on your profile page of the SVOS web site. Statements are no longer optional and every artist is required to submit a statement with their application.
New this Year: Include a Studio or Profile Image for Your Statement
- Your statement should describe your art and explain what is different and unique about what you do.
- It should help potential visitors decide to come to your studio during the Open Studios weekends.
- Present an image of quality and professionalism of SVOS artists.
- Start with a general statement about what kind of art you do and describe your specific focus. Give this a little marketing flair. Example: Instead of writing “I paint large florals”, say something like “I paint large florals with vivid color and delicate detail.”
- Describe any demonstrations of your art that visitors can watch.
- If you’ve traveled to interesting places to get ideas or material for your work, you can mention that.
- If you use unusual materials or have developed unique techniques, then briefly describe them.
Other Information You Might Include:
- Galleries (virtual or physical) where your art is currently on display. The galleries don’t have to be local, but should be ones where your art is presently on display.
- Prizes you have won in major shows such as regional, statewide, or national shows. Prizes at local art club events aren’t so important and don’t add much to your statement.
- Education or degree in fine art.